Iranophobia era is over-Rouhani (UPDATE)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 2
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has described the nuclear deal reached between Tehran and the world powers as a "historic victory" for the Iranian nation, adding that the era of Iranophobia has ended.
"Making the United Nations Security Council remove its six cruel resolutions on Iran and acknowledging the country's nuclear rights is considered a historic victory for the Iranian nation," Rouhani told a group of Iranian diplomats, as reported on the president's official website on Nov. 2.
"We have proven that the era of Iranophobia has ended," Rouhani added.
"Only win-win interactions will have a result. However, we should remain vigilant about our frameworks and principles. We should not withdraw from our religious and national principles and identity," he said, as he called for constructive interaction with the world.
"The example of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and win-win approach, which enabled both parties at the negotiations to have a feeling of victory, is considered to be an example for resolving problems in the world," the president noted.
Rouhani further said that as a result of the nuclear talks with the world powers, Iran protected its nuclear rights and, following the United Nations Security Council's approval of the deal, Tehran gained additional rights regarding its nuclear program.
Tehran and the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany) reached a historic agreement last July to settle the decades-old nuclear dispute. Based upon the agreement, certain limits will be placed on Iran's nuclear activities, in exchange for lifting economic sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Also, Rouhani spoke of the problem of extremism in the Middle East and said Iran is ready to enter into negotiations to bring stability and peace to the region.
"As we announced earlier, we are ready to negotiate if its outcome will be establishing peace and security among the region's countries," he said.
Rouhani further urged Saudi Arabia to end its "interventions" in regional countries and to help calm the situation in the region.
He went on to speak about the country's economic situation and called upon Iranian ambassadors to seek out target markets in their respective countries and pave the way for Iranian experts to cooperate in trade and development projects abroad.
Rouhani also said that foreign investors could invest in Iran if they transfer their technologies to the country and lay the groundwork for Iranian businessmen to enter larger markets throughout the world.